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Spring/Summer Tower Museum Exhibitions, Learning & Events Programme 2018

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battle-of-atlantic derry

Derry and the Battle of the Atlantic

Start Date: 07 May 2016

End Date: 08 May 2016

Time: 12pm-5pm both days

Venue: Guildhall, Guildhall Square and Tower Museum

This event will highlight the role of the city and region in the Second World War and especially the Battle of the Atlantic. This will be a partnership event and also coincides with the Royal Naval Association’s annual Battle of the Atlantic weekend. There will be a number of Canadian Naval Association members also visiting the city over this weekend.

Come along and see a number of displays in the Guildhall from the Museum collection as well as other contributors such as Royal British Legion, Base One Europe at Beech Hill and Bedlam.  There will also be live war time themed music, vintage photo booth and kids activities.

In the Tower Museum there will be a series of talks over both days starting at 12 noon alongside displays and items from the museums collection including the U-boat albums.

In the Guildhall Square we will have a full size Spitfire on display. Hope aboard and have your photo taken! There will also be a fun interactive session on UXB Bomb Disposal with Jonny McNee.

Telephone: 028 253 253 ext. 8253



st patricks day derry

St Patricks Carnival – Family Arts & Crafts

Date: 17 March 2016 – 19 March 2016

Time: 12 noon – 4pm Saturday and Monday

Venue: Tower Museum

Admission: £1.00 per person

Telephone: 028 7137 2411


Arts and Crafts by Louise McElhinney in the learning space. Suitable for all ages.

valentines day tower museum derry

Valentines Family Arts and Crafts

valentines day tower museum derryValentines Family Arts and Crafts

Why not pop into the Tower Museum this coming valentines and join in with some family arts and crafts.

Venue: Tower Museum
Date: Saturday 13th February
Time: 12noon – 4.00pm
Admission: Free
Suitable for all ages

Trace your Family History

Brian Mitchell Genealogist

with Brian Mitchell, Genealogist, Derry Genealogy Centre

Brian Mitchell will be hosting presentations on tracing family history in the Tower Museum at 2pm on Monday 19th October. There will also be plenty of opportunities after each presentation to raise any specific queries you may have about researching your own family history. Admission Free.

Book your place in advance.

Island Voices Lecture

Island Voices Autumn Lecture Series

Migration and Language

Dr Patrick Fitzgerald

Thursday 29th October 2015

12.30- 2.00pm



The U-boat Surrender: A Day to Remember

Derry City and Strabane District Council Presents:

The U-boat Surrender: A Day to Remember

Saturday 16th May 2015

Derry City and Strabane District Council invites you to join us to mark the 70th anniversary of the surrender of the German U-boats in Lough Foyle in 1945.

Visit the Guildhall to discover more about the city and region during World War II. There will be opportunities to watch a short drama about the surrender of the U-boats as well as view film footage of interviews with those who remember this event.

There will be activities for all ages in the Guildhall. Come along meet the Tower Museum staff, handle some of the items from the Museum Collection, view displays from the other exhibitors such as Base One Europe. Royal British Legion and Bedlam or experience a 1940s style set and have your photograph taken.

You can attend the History Ireland Hedge School at the Tower Museum from 2-4pm

“War & Peace in the North-West” is a Panel Discussion chaired by Tommy Graham, Editor of History Ireland featuring a range of different speakers who will reflect on the impact of the Second World War in the North West.

There will also be guided tours of Harbour House which was the headquarters of the Londonderry Port and Harbour during the War.

The event will run from 10am – 5pm and admission is free to all the events.

Special reduced rate of £1.00 per person to the Tower Museum on Saturday 16th May 2015

For further info please contact:

Tower Museum

Union Hall Place
BT48 6LU

Telephone: 028 7137 2411 (from abroad: +44 28 7137 2411)